Mountain Skills Training Courses
Mountain skills training courses
Mountain skills training courses. So you’d like to be more confident in the hills and mountains?
Gaining confidence as a hill walker allows a great amount of freedom and satisfaction. To plan a hill walk, navigate your way and get home safely, using your skills and training is the essence of enjoying the mountains.
Below you will find a selection of training courses to get you on your way.
Basic Hill Walking Skills Course – 1 or 2 days
This course is for those who have a basic level of hill walking experience. The course allows you to become self-sufficient as a hill walker and gain confidence in the hills.
While the course can be covered in brief in 1 day, I suggest that a 2 day course would be better, to make sure all areas of the course are covered in detail and time allowed for practice.
The course runs in Wicklow, Kerry and Connemara. Accommodation can be arranged in a local hostel, B&B or if you wish, we can camp overnight on the hill.
The core skills covered on the course are:
- Using maps to plan our hill walk
- Feature recognition, navigation and routefinding
- Appropriate equipment and clothing
- Hazard recognition and management
Mountain Skills 1 & 2
In 2017 I will be providing a number of Mountaineering Ireland Mountain Skills 1 & 2 courses.
To find out more information on the Mountaineering Ireland mountain skills course, click here.
What equipment do you need to bring?
On all mountain skills training courses it would great if you could bring your own compass and map of the area. If you don’t have either of these, I will be happy to provide you with a map and compass, but would ask that you let me know in advance of the course.
What other gear do you need to bring?
You will need to bring appropriate clothing for the Irish outdoors, including rain gear and walking boots offering a good level of ankle protection. Plenty of water, lunch and a handful of snacks. Prior to the walk, I’ll send you a detailed list of requirements.
Duration: 1 to 2 days
Location: locations around Ireland
Cost: €75 per person for a 1 day basic skills course. €140 per person for two day course.
Pre-requisites: A basic level of hillwalking fitness/previous hillwalking experience
Ratio: No minimum, max 1:6 ratio
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